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Home Education Basics

Home based learning occurs within the home and the wider community in a relevant and timely manner.  Many families learning at home prefer the term “home learning” since they do not replicate school at home. There is no need to!  You...

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The High School Years

The high school years present a special challenge for homeschooling parents. Often the parents I speak to express real trepidation about homeschooling through high school. Since my own experiences homeschooling older students have been rewarding...

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December – Advent

Without Mary, the Mother of Jesus, we would not be celebrating Christmas. Not only did She say “Yes”, to reverse the “No’ of Adam and Eve to God, and thus gave birth to Him who is our Saviour and Redeemer, but She was and...

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November – All Saints’ Day

The special feastdays of November, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day remind us of the communion of saints.  We express belief in this everytime we pray the Apostles’ Creed.  What is the communion of saints? There are three...

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October – Information on the Rosary

Fifteen Promises of the Rosary In the thirteenth century, Saint Dominic and Blessed Alan received the following promises from Our Lady for all those who faithfully pray the Rosary: To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my...

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September – Feastdays

The Nativity of Our Lady September 8th WHY: Pope John Paul II says: “… even though it is not possible to establish an exactchronological point for identifying the date of Mary’s birth, the Church has constantly been aware that...

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Fasting

The fifth precept of the Catholic Church is: “You shall observe the prescribed days of fasting and abstinence.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: “Although we often think of fasting and abstinence as the same, they are quite...

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On the Road to Bethlehem

MEDITATIONS FOR THE 5 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS Without Mary, the Mother of Jesus, we would not be celebrating Christmas. Not only did She say “Yes”, to reverse the “No’ of Adam and Eve to God, and thus gave birth to Him who...

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Keeping Christ in Christmas

Many people complain today about how commercial Christmas has become. Many years ago, we became disenchanted with the whole Santa thing, and found good resources to “Keep Christ in Christmas.” By using the senses of taste, smell, hearing, sight...

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